The topic I wanted to ponder today regards the quandary of doing good. Mungkin sebab tak ada nak buat apa, atau bibit jealousy, or may perhaps be, because I can’t help but wonder, kalau good deeds dibuat, with all good intentions, and outcome, alhmd if that’s the case, tapi sebenarnya, that deed is just one cabang, that stems from the bigger root, or trunk. AKA, if one good deed is carried out, in this new age of great distribution and digital publicity brahuha, does it cancels out the negativity of the bigger cause?
Okay, katakanlah, who are we to judge, things change, people change ..perhaps in due course, it is for the greater good. I still wonder and ponder. About niat. About intention. Semua can say out loud, of all the good and noble intentions we are out to strike tapi what about the underlying intentions. Yeah, at the end we can say, hanya Allah swt sahaja yang Maha Mengetahui. Who are we to judge, right? Is ignorance a bliss, if the greater cause could impact my life, for instance.
Support tak support, at the end of the day, tak susah ikut mengikut. Mulut kata ya, tapi when things go awry, cepat je dolak dalih, or outright debate and present case yg perhaps we are never with the cause from the start, terpaksa …nak cari makan katanya.
In PR business, it is easy to delude ourselves at times, contohnya, yang some conniving entitites might be using the expertise just to shimmer the surface with some glitz of nobility and righteousness. Kadang – kadang utk bersihkan nama after a big blunder. Hence, the CSR, to inspire confidence. Tapi, alhmd, to an extent, tak semua entitities are outright mischievous and staging a show to dupe the public.
That brings me back to the premise I was pondering a while ago. Here I was, seeing this wonderful person, I’ve heard a lot of great and wise things about the person and currently, tengah busy mencapai satu goal yang tak pernah tersangkakan, ( tapi hintnya, kalau org baik-baik, tentu rasa wow hebat goal and kerja yang dia buat sekarang sangat lah noble!). But the bigger cause, the varnish, the shimmer ..am I being too negative or outright suspicious je, because of my training and little bit of expertise I have?
Bukan apa, I feel sayang. Here I am, rasa wow sangat wownya, it is indeed a noble and lofty, enviable but nak sapport gila baban apa yang dia buat, tapi …
Dalam dunia nie, ramai orang yg nak buat baik. Sebab ramai orang baik – baik pun. Tapi yg paling sedih adalah bila dan apabila sesuatu injustice atau perkara yg tak sepatutnya berlaku, org baik – baik nie tak buat apa – apa. In outright rebellion, bila tang terkena kat kepala muka sendiri, rasa tertenyeh and tersepak muka sendiri, but it is still funny when one thinks of it. Because, walau macam mana, if we expect too much, nanti orang kata kita yg ended up disappointed. Memang kejam kan! Mungkin sebab nak preserve or jaga periuk nasik sendiri. Or the right info or news didn’t reach them. The worse case scenario are that, they didn’t bother, sebab it does not affect them, buat apa menyibuk. Much is because they can’t comprehend what’s happening. Kadang – kadang, bila unfortunate things happens to another person, kita might be the first to console them if not ourselves and ucap bersyukur ia tak berlaku kat kita tapi ..kena hati – hati sebab, niat kita, kalau kita rasa memang orang tue deserve pun, tanpa usul periksa atau muhasabah diri, nat nat, kita yang accumulate some negativity. Yalah, what comes around goes around. Kita might not be aware, how much we actually contribute to other’s mishaps. Kalau our ignorance, it’s quite straightforward, tapi kalau our unconscious yes the other day, or our refusal to offer opinion closer to truth the next day and etc ..we might be in a bigger trouble than we could have imagine. All in all, we find these people, rasa bersalah, cepat –cepat naik haji, bersedekah sana sini, cuba tunjuk pious outward appearances and personas but in extreme cases, who are they fooling. Seperti barah yg memakan diri left untreated, akhlak, the very soul of our creation, terhakis dikit demi dikit. And as notified by the medical community, the erosion of our akhlak, which affects our state of being and peace of mind, will end up in us manifesting dis-eases in our body. Bukan saja diabetes ke apa menda tapi 1001 satu headaches, panic attacks and etc.
That, perhaps why, nabi Muhammad pbuh, suruh kita cuba perbaiki akhlak, bawak tuntunan hidup yang nama arabnya Islam, tapi dlm german maksud dia peace – full ness. Satu tuntunan hidup, a recipe for peace of mind, living a happy peaceful life.
Okay, it doesn’t say, jadi kaya raya mcm hantu raya outright, but I believe, when we reach that state of peace, benda – benda kecik, macam nak jadi lelaki terhebat di pasaran, gently slips away. And the big purpose enters the picture. We want to live, love for that.
Picture credit to Harvard Straus, ThisisColassal